SGAC membership has been steadily growing throughout the years. Among our membership there are many incredible young space enthusiasts who should be recognized for their hard work and contributions to SGAC. In December 2009, the SGAC Executive Council decided to acknowledge one member per month for his or her outstanding work and contributions to SGAC and its goals, and we continued this until today.
SGAC is proud to present the SGAC September Member of the Month: Oniosun Temidayo Isaiah (Nigeria), Web Team Staff Member Account Manager and YGNSS Member.
Oniosun Temidayo Isaiah (Nigeria)
Oniosun Temidayo Isaiah is a recent graduate of Meteorology and Climate Science at the Federal University of Technology, Akure and the outgoing President of the University Space club under the University Centre for Space Research and Applications inaugurated by the African Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in English (ARCSSTEE). Over the past years, he has successfully led the Club in organizing Space Related Events and many Space Related Projects with wide media coverage. Being a lover of computer programs, he was instrumental in setting up a World Class Meteorological Station at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He is a web editor for SGAC and a member of the Youth for Global Navigation Satellite Systems (YGNSS) project group of the Space Generation Advisory Council of the United Nations. He was a volunteer coder for the AMADEE-15 Mars Simulation Mission by the Austria Space Forum where he assisted in the coding of the Spacesuit Helmet. He is a former intern at the Strategic Space Applications Division of the Nigerian National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), a recipient of the 2016 Emerging Space Leaders grant award by the International Astronautical Federation and the Nigeria Lead of Lunar Mission One.
Oniosun Temidayo Isaiah was nominated by Chantelle Dubois:
“Since joining the web team, Temidayo has consistently shown enthusiasm and initiative in his role. He has helped the web team immensely, particularly in his responsibilities of managing email accounts and updating NPoC information. His contributions have certainly helped the team run more efficiently."
Here's Temidayo's reaction:
“It was a surprise to wake up this morning to the news of being the member of the month. SGAC is an amazing organization and its impact on my career cannot be overemphasized as I wouldn't be where I am today without the influence, support and encouragement of SGAC executives and all of my fellow members...So thanks to the Web team, the YGNSS project lead and members and all SGAC members, you've all affected me in a positive way.”
From the SGAC Co-Chair, Stephanie Wan:
“I know Temidayo through YGNSS and the Web Team for several years now -- he's been a great contributor to both and the teams would not be the same without him. This is a well deserved recognition! Thank you for all your hard work!"